New Floating Wetlands Treatment System at Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast

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SPEL Environmental is proud to supply the floating wetland stormwater treatment system at Parklakes II, a subdivision at Bli Bli, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

The new floating wetland water treatment system will also be the subject of a four year research project.

The floating water treatment system at Parklakes II is the first time such a system has been used on a greenfield development of such size.

The system will involve the installation of 230 “living” pontoons to filter man-made lakes which will tackle the stormwater from 436 residential lots, a school, and a 226 unit retirement village in the subdivision.

The first two of the pontoons were launched on Wednesday at a function attended by representatives from the Sunshine Coast Council, the University of the Sunshine Coast, and Parklakes II developers and contractors.

A PhD student will study the efficiency of the floating wetlands system over the next four years in collaboration with the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Mayor Mark Jamieson commended Parklakes II developers Robert Flipp and Peter Shadforth for investing in the innovative project and funding its research.

He also said research and monitoring of the system was a unique opportunity for the council and the university to work together based on a common objective of making the Sunshine Coast Australia’s most sustainable region.

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